50.8 F
Westborough,us
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Now that’s service!

Marlborough – Over the past few years, the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has sought to attract large corporations to the city, as well as continuing to provide tools and services to help smaller businesses grow. Now, the MEDC has launched an ambitious initiative aimed at attracting new restaurants and brewpubs to the city.

Thank you from RTN Federal Credit Union

RTN Federal Credit Union extends its sincere thanks to the walkers, volunteers, donors and businesses who participated in our seventh annual Walk Home June 11 in Waltham, Dorchester and Danvers. The event was a huge success.

Ban on plastic bags poses difficulties for senior citizen

As a senior citizen having a hard time living on Social Security, which has not increased in three years, and having a more difficult time paying Shrewsbury taxes which have increased $1,200 in the past three years, I want to thank you  - the voters – for getting rid of plastic grocery bags.

A link to the past

Shrewsbury – As Shrewsbury prepares to move forward with several significant new developments, it also aims to retain its connections to the past. To that end, the Board of Selectmen is currently seeking an individual who would be interested in serving as the Town Historian for a three-year term volunteer position.

Thank you from Rotary Club of Northborough

The Rotary Club of Northborough says “THANK YOU” to all of the businesses and individuals who once again generously donated to the success of our 46th Annual Pancake Breakfast that makes possible, college scholarships to local high school graduates:

Mourning doves provide a positive distraction in a hectic world

Northborough- With all the craziness in this world today, we’ve been honored for the past month with a very special positive distraction from nature. On May 8, we had two mourning doves that decided to build a nest on our porch inside a flower box that we had not been using.

Avoid a ‘grizzly’ encounter

Region – Living in this area, it is not uncommon to see wildlife such as deer, foxes or coyotes. What is unusual is to see a black bear. But recently there have been various sightings of them in local communities including Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Upton.

The grass sometimes is greener

Region - What a difference a year makes. Last June and July were exceedingly dry, with rains yielding barely one inch per month. This...

No more pencils…no more books

Region – Listen closely and you will hear the sounds of summer – kids cheering, teachers breathing a sigh of relief, and perhaps some parental groaning now that school is out for the year. But have no fear parents…the Community Advocate is here to help!

It’s in the bag

Shrewsbury - Last year, Shrewsbury Town Meeting members voted to approve a citizens’ petition that requested a ban on plastic shopping bags that are not compostable and marine degradable. At this year’s TM, another citizens’ petition requesting that the ban be overturned was not passed. As a result, the town will implement the ban starting on July 1.